This year I am teaching two different workshops in one room (7th and 8th graders are mixed in one room). my biggest concern is how to implement the whole group instruction with two different workshops. Has anyone had to do this in their classrooms and have any good ideas?

This year I have been told that schedule wise they must place 7th and 8th graders together in one room. They will be on two different workshops. During small group it shouldn't be a problem, as I can group all 7th and all 8th together. How would I teach the whole group instruction with two different workshops and limited time?

Posted on: August 18 2018
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  • AskDee

    If at all possible, place all of them in the same workshop. Put the 7th graders in the same workshop as the 8th graders. Then next year use the other workshops. I do not know how I would teach two different Whole Groups at the same time. Dee, Ask Dee at the READ 180 Community

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